As a returning student, the key to being successful while using your military benefits is to stay aware and be informed. The government has many regulations regarding military benefits that Liberty University must abide by. The Office of Military Affairs will keep you updated on any changes to your benefits as we are made aware.
The below list identifies a few things you will want to be aware of as you pursue your degree at Liberty University.
Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Student Agreement
Once you are fully accepted into the program and enrolled in courses, a military degree completion plan (Student Agreement) will be created for you, which will indicate all transfer and military credit utilized in your degree and what remaining courses must be completed before the degree may be conferred. Please allow 2-4 weeks for the SOC to be issued to you after you are fully accepted and enrolled in courses. All undergraduate military students get the academic benefits that are applied to SOC Agreements, but not all military students receive a SOC Agreement. The requirements for you to receive a SOC Agreement are below:
- Current Active Duty, Reserve, and National Guard members
- Army, Navy, Marines, or Coast Guard
If you do not meet these requirements, you are still eligible to receive access to the Degree Completion Plan Audit through your ASIST account. This tool reflects all of the academic benefits of the SOC Agreement and allows you to track your degree progress directly on your ASIST account.
As you use military benefits, the amounts awarded to you change each semester. Be sure to submit any military documentation that shows a change in eligibility or months of entitlement. You will also want to keep us updated if you have a change in military status, address, or name to ensure there is no delay in your benefits being processed.
The Office of Military Affairs will be in contact with you regarding any needed documents or important notices on your account regarding military benefits. All information will be sent to your Liberty email account so you will want to check your Liberty email frequently.
The Office of Military Affairs has a dedicated staff of TA, VA, and Accounts Receivable staff to assist you with any questions or concerns that might arise during the course of your studies. We are standing by to address any needs via chat, email or phone.
Additionally, check out some of the resources available to you:
There are several policies and regulations that govern military benefits. Please review our policies page to stay up-to-date on important information regarding institutional policies, VA and TA policies, and processes for military benefits.
If you have any questions, contact a Military Affairs Representative:
- (434) 592-5990 (Direct)
- (855) 355-4947 (Toll-free)